Reports Report 4635go (Event 4635-2016)

Name Ryan M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Not the first time I've seen a fireball, but it was certainly dramatic! I was sitting on the balcony of a beachside condo overlooking the Gulf. From my perspective, it looked like it was coming straight down and hit the Gulf since it disappeared at the horizon.
Address Gulf Shores, AL
Latitude 30° 14' 57.56'' N (30.249321°)
Longitude 87° 40' 27.02'' W (-87.674171°)
Elevation 2.616m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-11-21 22:17 CST
UT Date & Time 2016-11-22 04:17 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 181°
Facing azimuth 134.73°
First azimuth 136.18°
First elevation 38°
Last azimuth 144.4°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Light Green, Orange, Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It was trailing quite a bit of "sparks" and seemed go get brighter about 25 degrees or so above the horizon, then got a little dimmer till it disappeared at the horizon, appearing to disappear into the Gulf.